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'''Robert Southey''' ( or ;Southey's biographer comments that: "There should be no doubt as to the proper pronunciation of the name: 'Sowthey'. The poet himself complained that people in the North would call him 'Mr Suthy'" (Jack Simmons: ''Southey'' (London: Collins, 1945), p. 9). Byron rhymed Southey with "mouthy" (''Don Juan'' Canto the First, Stanza 205) [http://www.online-literature.com/byron/don-juan/1/ Retrieved 12 August 2012.] The alternative pronunciation, using the open-mid back unrounded vowel, continues to be used, and the ''Oxford English Dictionary'' cites both possible pronunciations for the word "Southeyan" (meaning: relating to Robert Southey or his work). August 12, 1774 in Bristol – March 21, 1843 in London) was an English poet of the Romantic poetry|Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has long been...
Birth placeBristol, England
Death date{{death date and age|1843|03|21|1774|08|12}}
Death placeLondon, England
SpouseEdith Fricker Southey (1795–1838; her death)
OccupationPoet, historian, biographer, essayist
MovementRomanticism
Genre| magnum_opus = The Curse of Kehama
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